Category: Politics

Conservatives demand to know if prime minister used ‘loophole’ to avoid fraud charges
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Conservatives demand to know if prime minister used ‘loophole’ to avoid fraud charges

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still being dogged by questions about family vacations six years ago at the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas.  In question period Tuesday, interim Opposition leader Candice Bergen demanded to know if he used his authority as prime minister to grant himself permission to accept the gifts. A provision...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will send heavy artillery to Ukraine
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will send heavy artillery to Ukraine

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will send heavy artillery to Ukraine. Trudeau says he’s been in close contact with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Canada is very responsive to what Ukraine needs. He says there will be more details on the pledge in the days to come. Ukrainians have “fought like heroes,” Trudeau said today...

Trudeau welcomes talk of Russia’s action in Ukraine as genocide
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Trudeau welcomes talk of Russia’s action in Ukraine as genocide

Justin Trudeau says it is “absolutely right” that people are describing Russia’s actions in Ukraine as genocide. The prime minister says there are official, legal procedures for determining whether a genocide is occurring. But he also says Russia has used sexual violence, mass killings and other war crimes and human rights violations to attack the...

The federal budget will have the support of the NDP, but will also face opposition
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The federal budget will have the support of the NDP, but will also face opposition

The Liberals have done enough to honour their agreement with the NDP, but that doesn’t mean the federal budget will pass without opposition. “We still have critiques and criticisms,” NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Thursday. “We’re concerned, deeply concerned, about the approach to the environment.” He said the government should be spending more on clean...

‘Heartbreaking decisions’ had to be made in Canada’s response to Ukraine: Trudeau
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‘Heartbreaking decisions’ had to be made in Canada’s response to Ukraine: Trudeau

Canada has had to make “heartbreaking decisions” when confronted with images of bombed hospitals and schools in Ukraine, civilian casualties and the Ukrainian president’s passionate plea for a no-fly zone over his war-ravaged country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies, including Canada, have denied President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s request to close...

Canada begins accepting applications for Ukrainians seeking temporary refuge from war
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Canada begins accepting applications for Ukrainians seeking temporary refuge from war

The federal government has begun accepting applications from Ukrainians and their families fleeing Russian aggression who want to come to Canada while they decide their next steps.  The program to allow an unlimited number of Ukrainians to come to Canada was first announced two weeks ago. At the time, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser suggested Ukrainian...

Lewis calls Bill 21 ‘religious discrimination,’ Poilievre hopes Quebec repeals law
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Lewis calls Bill 21 ‘religious discrimination,’ Poilievre hopes Quebec repeals law

Conservative leadership contender and rookie MP Leslyn Lewis on Monday called a Quebec law restricting public servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols at work “explicit religious discrimination.” Lewis, who is running for the leadership a second time after placing third in the party’s 2020 race, says Conservatives must make decisions “based on...